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Moore Relay happens this Friday

Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm

This Friday night, Wiseman Park comes alive with community members joining together for a single cause – to fight cancer. Some will participate to honor a lost love one, others to support a relative or friend currently fighting the disease. Some come to celebrate the proud title of “survivor” while others just want to join in the fight to find a cure. In the end, everyone bands together to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The good news is … it’s also a ton of fun. Teams gather to offer games, activities, food and live music. Whether you’ve been touched by cancer or not, it’s a entertaining event.

It kicks off at 6 p.m. with the Survivor’s Lap. From then, teams will walk laps continuously until 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

According to the event’s website, there are 10 teams participating in this year’s event with a total of 174 team members.

Teams listed on the website as participating include: Bouncing on Cancer, Bouncing on Cancer 2, Campbell Clan, Cashion Team, Cooking Up a Cure, Hot Shots, Birdies and Eagles, Lynchburg Nursing Center, The Encouragers, Smith Chapel United Methodist Church and Trinity Christian Fellowship.

So far, Moore County’s Relay for Life has raised $5,635 with a fund raising goal of $34,000.

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